Physicians

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CL 952 & 957 Survey Course in Minor Surgery/Proctology (36 CE Hours, $450)


CE Hours - 36

Price - $450

Provider - UWS CE


Course Description

This course is a 36-hour postgraduate program in Minor Surgery/Proctology approved by the OBCE as meeting the requirements. The Certificate of Completion will need to be submitted to the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners (OBCE) at least 30 days prior to the board exam date. This is a survey program designed to provide learners with an overview of minor surgery/clinical proctology and prepare them for the written examination conducted by the OBCE.


Course Goals

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe sterile techniques, antiseptics, and wound cleansing solutions
  2. Discuss anesthesia applications and toxic effects
  3. Define skin anatomy and wound healing
  4. Explain wound closure, dressings, and postoperative care
  5. Identify differential diagnosis and treatment of skin tumors
  6. Describe common office/outpatient procedures
  7. Discuss clinical proctology differential diagnosis and management protocol
  8. Practice real minor surgery procedures

Course Materials

Study manual (available as PDFs in the course), videos of lab procedures and actual surgeries, and a written proficiency examination. To complete the lab session, you will need the following:

  • 2 pairs of surgical gloves
  • 1 complete beef tongue
  • 1 needle holder
  • 1 tissue forceps
  • 1 suture removal scissors
  • 8 packets of 3-0 braided silk suturing material

Course Structure

  1. Manual and Lab. The Manual is presented in PDF form. The Lab is presented via streaming video viewed via your web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari). The learner will be responsible for knowing information contained in both the Manual and the Lab.
  2. Declaration of Compliance. This form must be filled out and submitted after completing the Lab section.
  3. Quiz. The quiz assessing student knowledge will be based on both the videos and notes. This assessment will help reinforce the understanding and application of the key components of the lectures and notes. Passing the quiz with a score of 75% is required for CE credit and obtaining the Certificate of Completion.
  4. Time. This system tracks the time you spend online in the course. As this is a 36-hour course, to be able to print your certificate, you must spend at least 85% of the CE hours actively engaged in the course.

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CL 1250 Over The Counter Drugs (4 CE Hours, $100)


CE Hours - 4

Price - $100

Provider - UWS CE


Course Description

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of pharmacology and toxicology of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. Emphasis is on the mechanism of action (MOA) of the OTC drugs and usage in the chiropractic practice in Oregon. The course covers the action of OTC drugs and other chemicals on the various organ systems of the body. A variety of OTC medications will be covered, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). Current applications of pharmacology in chiropractic practice will be emphasized. Completion of this course is a requirement for the qualification in the use of OTC drugs and chiropractic clinical practice.


Course Goals

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  1. develop a working knowledge of the general principles and applications of pharmacology and toxicology.
  2. become familiar with common prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications (OTCs), and poisons.
  3. develop a practical understanding of pharmacological agents important to chiropractic practice in the State of Oregon.
  4. address the requirements as set forth by the State of Oregon for all 1st year licensed chiropractors.

Course Structure

  1. Lessons. The content in each unit is broken down into navigable lessons.
  2. Quizzes. There are brief quizzes to assess your understanding of the course material. CE credit for the course is awarded upon successful completion of the quizzes. You must score 80% on all quizzes to receive the Certificate of Completion. All of the quizzes may be retaken as necessary.
  3. Time. This system tracks the time you spend online in the course. As this is a 4-hour course, to be able to print your certificate, you must spend at least 85% of the CE hours actively engaged in the course.

Unit Topics

  • The FDA and the Regulation of Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs and Related Products
  • The U.S. OTC Drug Market: Economics and Usage
  • Oregon DC Laws Regarding OTC Products
  • OTCs and Special Populations and Conditions
  • OTC Drug Categories and The Role of Chiropractic
  • OTC Traditional Medicine Pain Relief
  • OTC Alternative Products Pain Relief
  • OTC Respiratory System Products
  • Gastrointestinal System OTC Products
  • Integumentary System OTC Products
  • Ophthalmic OTC Products
  • Dental/Oral OTC Products
  • Miscellaneous OTC Products: Sleep Aids, Hormonal Products, and Hemorrhoid Products

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CL 1617 Evidence-Based Outcome Assessment (2 CE Hours, $50)

CE Hours - 2

Price - $50

Provider - UWS CE


Course Description

This course focuses on using both patient-based and doctor-based outcome assessment tools that can be used in every day practice (e.g., NPS, PSFS, functional questionnaires, rehabilitation endurance testing). Each type of measurement is described, as well as how to interpret them and the state of evidence supporting each one. A variety of ways to utilize them is suggested, including documenting improvement, establishing initial severity, and helping in apportionment calculations. This course will fulfill the Oregon Board requirements on outcome measures.


Course Goals

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify “patient-driven” and “provider-driven” outcome management tools appropriate for curative chiropractic treatment.
  2. Identify evidence that supports use of these tools, and comment on the strength of this evidence.
  3. Identify protocols for use of a variety of pain measures and activity questionnaires along with how to interpret them and guide treatment.

Course Structure

  1. Lecture Videos and Resources. This course is comprised of short videos and resource documents. The streaming video lectures are viewed via your web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari).
  2. Final Quiz. There is a final quiz to assess your understanding of the course material. CE credit for the course is awarded upon successful completion of the quiz. You must score 80% on the quiz to receive the Certificate of Completion. The quiz may be retaken as necessary.
  3. Time. This system tracks the time you spend online in the course. As this is a 2-hour course, to be able to print your certificate, you must spend at least 85% of the CE hours actively engaged in the course.

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